In America, we’ve seen Seabiscuit, and more recently California Chrome, come from humble beginnings to thunder down our most famous racetracks and into our hearts. For working-class citizens throughout Great Britain, there’s Dream Alliance.
Dream Alliance is the champion thoroughbred that is now the subject of Louise Osmond and Judith Dawson’s documentary “Dark Horse, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. This documentary tells the story of a struggling coal-mining town whose citizens chip in to raise a racehorse and beat all the odds by breeding a winner.
Following its successful premiere on Saturday, “Dark Horse” is receiving rave reviews and is well on its way to be a serious contender in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. You can catch some of these reviews here:
Be sure to keep an eye out for this “Dark Horse” coming to a theater or small screen near you. And I, like the reviewers, would not be at all surprised if this true tale of racing glory isn’t already being optioned for the Hollywood treatment. Because, really, who doesn’t love a great horse racing story?!